Agate and Sterling Necklace - "Forest"
I love stones that have texture and movement, and lots of color intensity. This piece of agate is just beautiful and has all of those things.
The colors in the piece include: green, deep magenta, brown, black, white, cream. Yes, it's beautiful.
I have set this piece in sterling silver to which I have added patina and created a matte finish. Then, it is has been set horizontally - this makes an unusual stone into an unusual pendant. Something unexpected. Rustic and refined.
The pendant itself is about 1 1/2" horizontally and about 3/4" vertically. I have set it on a sterling silver o-ring chain that is 20" in length. It will sit a bit higher than the usual 20" pendant, however, because of the shape of the pendant. I think it's fun.
All of my jewelry is made, one at a time and one of a kind, in my little northern Michigan studio using timeless methods of hand crafting with sterling and stone. Your new piece comes packaged in a handmade cloth pouch, suitable for gifting. I hope you truly love your new jewelry!!
Caring for your new jewelry is easy. The best way to care for it, is to wear it!! Jewelry that is worn tarnishes more slowly, so wear and enjoy.
Should you notice a bit of tarnish, you may use a Sunshine Cloth or any other dry polish cloths. Please avoid any pastes or liquids when polishing. If you have a piece with stones, please note that anything liquid or paste may harm the stones or discolor them.
If trying to sanitize, sterling silver jewelry may be wiped gently with alcohol. Avoid rubbing alcohol on the stones - I can't guarantee the results. Please also avoid using bleach on sterling silver, as it will turn black. If it does, a polish with a Sunshine cloth will have it good as new!!